Wrapping up: Celebrating the holiday season in Eglinton-Lawrence

Nothing compares to spending the holiday season with families and friends in Eglinton-Lawrence.  I’ve had the great privilege of taking part in a number of community celebrations throughout the riding, and I want to take this opportunity to highlight some wonderful events.

Christmas cheer in Fairbank Village

Some impromptu Christmas caroling in Fairbank Village

I had a wonderful time lighting the Christmas tree and singing some Christmas carols with our friends in Fairbank Village.  Thanks to the Fairbank BIA for putting the “Light Up the Holidays” event for our neighbours to enjoy.

To see more photos from this event, please click here.

Wishing our Jewish neighbours a happy Chanukah

At Beth Torah Congregation with Rabbi Yossi

Grateful to my friend Rabbi Yossi and Beth Torah Congregation for the warm welcome and opportunity to offer good wishes to the community during Chanukah.

Sporting my favourite Chanukah sweater at Shaarei Shomayim

Many thanks to my friend Rabbi Chaim Strauchler for inviting me and giving me the opportunity to wish the families of Shaarei Shomayim a happy and warm holiday season.

View more photos from Beth Torah and from Shaarei Shomayim.

Christmas lunch with seniors at the Columbus Centre

Christmas lunch with seniors at the Columbus Centre

Happy to serve pasta, cake and coffee to seniors in our annual Christmas lunch at the Columbus Centre.  Lots of cheers and warm wishes from my friend Councillor Mike Colle (Ward 8).  Buon Natale a tutti!

Thanks to Councillor Mike Colle for stopping by to give your warmest holiday wishes

For more photos of our Christmas lunch at the Columbus Centre, please click here.

Good tidings and good eats

Dropping by Zito’s for some great food

Good food is a must for a great holiday season.  Eglinton-Lawrence has plenty of amazing small businesses that provide our neighbours excellent food to share with families and friends.

An assortment of meats at Odessa Deli & Desserts

I recommend checking out Zito’s, R Bakery and Odessa Deli & Desserts for great food for all seasons.

More pictures are available here.

Christmas music at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

At the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church to enjoy a masterful musical performance

I had the fantastic opportunity of attending two wonderful musical performances at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church over the holidays.  On December 19th, the congregation enjoyed tenor Michael Castaldo and the Odin String Quartet’s majestic performance.

If you’d like to view more photos, click here.

The choir was in fine form as they perform traditional Christmas carols for the churchgoers

On Christmas Eve, my family and I enjoyed the choir’s fantastic rendition of Christmas carols.

Keeping up with local youth at Lawrence Heights

With local young artist Ashna and her impressive artwork

It’s always a tremendous joy to catch up with local youth in our community.  Time and time again, I’m humbled by their talents and energy.  During the holiday season, I stopped by Lawrence Heights Community Centre to check out artwork by talented young artists (like Ashna, pictured above), as well as to play some basketball.

Spoiler alert: Our team won!

Click here for the Facebook post and some more pictures.

Christmas Eve with local seniors

Always a pleasure to chat with our riding’s wonderful seniors

On Christmas Eve, I spent some quality time with seniors in our riding.  I feel it’s important to always recognize their invaluable contributions to our community.

For more photos of my Christmas Eve visit, please click here.

I’d like to thank the many people in our community who welcomed me and gave me the tremendous opportunity to share my warm wishes and greetings for the holiday season.  I hope everyone had a safe and fantastic holiday season.

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